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You Too Can Try Out The Copper Hair Color Trend!

Copper hair color is trending in a big way. And since red is the hair color of the year, we want to make it easier for anyone to try copper hair on for size. Check out our copper hair inspiration, essential color-matching tips and pointers from the pros.

Top copper hair colors

Part of the reason for the copper-colored hair trend is that this fiery shade is universally flattering. That said, there are a few things to take into consideration. Copper hair dye comes in a spectrum of shades that will complement different skin tones and natural hair colors. Another question to ask: Do you want a natural look, or a head turner? Here’s our guide to finding your perfect copper-colored match.

You can try these copper hair colors on for size in the comfort of your own home. To help you find your perfect match, especially if your hair is currently colored, check out our Virtual Shade Selector.

How to Prep your Hair for Copper Hair Dye

Copper hair color will truly shine on healthy, glossy strands. For bright and brilliant results, make sure your tresses are in tip top condition before applying copper red hair color.

For more expert tips, watch our video tutorial on How To Dye Hair Red At Home.

How to Transition to Copper Hair

Not ready to commit to full-on copper hair? If you’re curious but not entirely convinced, here are some ideas to ease into copper hair color at your own pace. 

  • Wispy copper highlights are a great way to dip your toe into the world of copper colored hair. These can contrast beautifully with a brunette base.
  • Ombre copper highlights flatter the face with splashes of copper at the ear level and below.

Wispy Copper Highlights Copper Hair Transitions - Garnier
Copper Sombre With Garnier Nutrisse Color Reviver Vibrant Copper - Garnier

  • Copper sombre (a subtle ombre) introduces a hint of bright copper at the ends, while staying close to your base tone.


Is Copper Hair Color Hard to Maintain?
Yes and no. Red hair color can fade quickly. But in a way that makes it easier to maintain! Patricia Slattery, Assistant Vice President of Hair Color Education, Training & Testing at L'Oreal, recommends that you wash hair less often to maintain the color. Another option is to alternate between shampoo one day and co-wash the next. Cool water will help to keep your hair looking shiny and help maintain that vibrant color. Slattery also recommends using heat tools in moderation to protect your copper hair color.

Depending on how fast your hair grows, you will need to touch up roots every four to six weeks.

Does Copper Cover Gray Hair?

Yes! For 100% gray coverage, we recommend Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme 643 - Light Natural Copper which provides richer, radiant, and long-lasting copper hair color. Another option is a permanent copper hair dye shade such as Garnier Olia Ammonia Free Hair Color 7.45 - Dark Fire Ruby.

For best results, when applying copper hair dye, start where you see the grays, recommends Garnier expert and celebrity hairstylist Millie Morales. The longer you leave the hair color on your roots, the better gray coverage you will get.

Is Copper Hair Color more Brown or Red?
The spectrum of copper hair color shades ranges from copper brown to scarlett ronze to fiery chili and ruby red. Each of these copper hues will flatter different skin tones.

Can you Put Copper over Brown Hair?
Of course! Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme 643 - Light Natural Copper is a great match for all shades of brown hair. For darker brunettes, we recommend deeper copper hair color shades such as Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color - Scarlett Ronze or Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color RC1 - Terracotta Chili.

Shade Selector Quiz

Shade Selector Quiz

Take our quiz to discover the perfect Garnier hair shades for you!